According to you what are the companies that spent the most on research and development in 2014?
Google, Apple, Samsung, Intel and Microsoft? Certainly these last three are in the top four companies in the ranking established in 1000 by Innovation & strategy (Booz & Company), but all these giants of the high-tech have made once again preceded by an industrial all that a “traditional” Volkswagen.
VW dominates the ranking, but for how long?
For the third consecutive year, this is a car manufacturer that will be the company that will spend the most on research and development in 2014. Volkswagen plans to spend $ 13.5 billion on R & D, a huge budget but has rose by 18.9% year on year. German accelerates, but his effort may be insufficient to keep the top spot in the coming years. In fact, Volkswagen has surpassed Samsung as a few million. The survey credits the chaebol strategy & a budget of $ 13.4 billion.
The progression of Korean is impressive. Ranked 13th in 2009, 12th in 2010, eighth in 2011 and second since 2013, Samsung close behind Volkswagen. By comparison, Apple will spend “only” $ 4.5 billion and 8 billion Google.
Samsung is not the only way forward was also impressive ranking Innovation 1000. Intel, ranked in fifth place in 2010, and steadily progressing very advanced now in third place with $ 10.6 billion. California is overtaken by Samsung, but it now before the world’s No. 1 software, Microsoft ($ 10.4 billion). Clearly, if the companies are combined, we can see that the acceleration of R & D in the United States.
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“The 2014 Global Innovation 1000: Proven paths to innovation success”, communiqué Strategy&, October 28, 2014
“Carmakers lead German industry in R&D spending”, EETimes, Octobre 28, 2014